Last week, I received a rejection email from a publisher. No big deal-lots of people get them. Many authors have had to wait years to be published. Another publisher suggested that I have my manuscript professionally edited. I have now done that-with many thanks to Beth Schmelzer (www.BESTBOOKSBYBETH.com). So, I am currently working through the edits. However, I am not letting the grass grow. Maybe this first novel wasn't up to speed? I have been working on my second Harriet adventure, Harriet and the Secret Ring. But I am also working on another two projects: Forever '62, an adult novel, which first germinated back in 2006. My husband and I spent many nights making outlines for this novel, which has some Stephen King inspiration to it. It tells the story of a retired Rector who is asked to fill a country vacancy for up to 12 months. Needless to say, the village is a little out of the ordinary. You see, he leaves his home in 2001 and wakes up in 1962-and finds things to be very different to what he expected. There are some odd twists along the way. The second project is a short story for adults called Memories of Mr. Creamy-a slightly ghostly tale based on the old drivers with the ice-cream vans. Maybe something I have written might be good enough one day to publish? In the meantime, I'm reading everything I can about improving my writing. Onward and upward!